Saturday, April 29, 2006

Keith Richards

injured his head falling out of a palm tree on Fiji.,2933,193678,00.html

Wednesday, April 26, 2006


This is the number ten spot for a new top ten worst album covers of all time list. I submit it to you all along with a link of course. It had me in a wicked giggling fit and I want to spread the wealth.

And here's the original...

Tuesday, April 25, 2006

Good News Everybody...

CELTIC FROST is back. (They are a Swiss Black Metal band.) On the left you see the cover of their satanic triumph "To Mega Therion" from '85. They are gonna play B.B. King's two nights in September. I'm nervous.

(After the battle is over
And the sands drunken the blood
All what there remains
Is the bitterness of delusion)

Thursday, April 20, 2006

Director of Intelligence

"I don't see us as another bureaucratic layer at all," he said. "What's changed is that for the first time, there's a high-ranking official in charge of managing the intelligence community."

Wouldn't that be precisely the definition of bureaucracy, Mr. Negroponte?

Oh well, I forgot that we shouldn't expect too much from you.

Monday, April 17, 2006

What to write in diaries

This is Thomas Mann, a famous German writer who wrote in his diary every day for over 60 years.

The three most important entries are:

"Worried about small cracks in the ivory knob of the new walking stick"

About his sister's suicide: "an almost not at all lamentable event"

Last entry before his death "Shall sit some in the chair today."

Thursday, April 13, 2006

It's The Least I Can Do.

Last night I was de-training with a throng of fellow straphangers when a woman tapped me on the shoulder. I turned around, and she said, "Thank you." I shrugged, puzzled, and figured she had probably just robbed me.

Wednesday, April 12, 2006

Sometimes the good outweighs the bad

Saw Oneida play Northsix on Saturday. Certainly one of the best live bands around, and an absolutely thrilling show. Their new(ish) album The Wedding is really good, a nice textured collection of neo-psychedelia, but see them in the flesh if you get the chance, it's white light/white heat times 10 to the 23rd power.

Also been falling back in love with The Queen Is Dead by the Smiths. Best album lyrics ever?

I regret to inform that it's pretty difficult to find a good rock on 4th Avenue at 2AM when you feel like smashing a church window.

Tuesday, April 11, 2006

statistics show

that most doormen would prefer living in buildings without a doorman.

Thursday, April 06, 2006

A Jackal Calls for Carlos

Carlos Mencia isn't even the poor man's Dave Chappelle. I want to like him- sometimes his jokes are funny. But he seems to jump from one easy stereotype to another. Again, I love joking on stereotypes- they're hilarious. Chappelle certainly did and he was pushing American comedy ahead five or ten years at least. Mencia just panders with his jokes- they're cheaper, usually lacking depth. Last night he was shamelessly throwing out Spanish terms for dick to keep an overly extended joke hopelessly afloat. I still like Mencia, he's surely capable of more. Racist humor used to be more edgy and now I see shows and comedians take it for granted. That's when I stop laughing. It's all hard to explain. Ahh Comedy! You always ended up behaving like a slut when you wore those flashy clothes.